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    Anything not nailed/concreted/welded down on DF...

    Anything not nailed/concreted/welded down on DF soil is considered fair game by some.
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    Somalia is clan warfare to a medieval level and...

    Somalia is clan warfare to a medieval level and for years, the only thing that functioned was the remnants of Italian occupation, such as decent roads and a phone system. The rest is savagery...
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    they have just fitted a smoke system for airshow...

    they have just fitted a smoke system for airshow work to one of the -9s and there will be three more fitted for smoke so buying deadlier aircraft has zero chance.
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    Given the current and past behaviour by the DoD,...

    Given the current and past behaviour by the DoD, the Casas would get an angle grinder put thru them rather than sell them off and there appears to be no motivation to strip them out as simple...
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    @meridian; the radome could be removed and the...

    @meridian; the radome could be removed and the associated bracketry easily undone and the belly returned to a normal profile easily enough. The allegedly roll-on,off module was anything but....but is...
  6. The USAF SOF are standing down 4-yr old M28...

    The USAF SOF are standing down 4-yr old M28 Skytrucks. Might be worth a look.....might even be a few C27s at a loose end...
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    The tax free status was, eh, self applied....

    The tax free status was, eh, self applied. Certain messes ran little schemes that benefited a few select souls.
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    That could be three Defenders....I'll bet it will...

    That could be three Defenders....I'll bet it will be multi-engine as a minimum.
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    Individuals can't generate a whole lot of waste...

    Individuals can't generate a whole lot of waste by themselves, more like the organisation engaging in wasteful practises such as multiple identical workshops in one barracks or excessive manpower to...
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    the Landy is supposed to be the epitome of...

    the Landy is supposed to be the epitome of commonality but militaries cant seem to refrain from gold-plating them.
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    Ironic thing about Rhodes' pictures is that it...

    Ironic thing about Rhodes' pictures is that it shows two of the failed contenders of the original SAR aircraft competition, still going strong.
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    When the Don got a new Dining hall, there were...

    When the Don got a new Dining hall, there were promises of much better food because of the constant complaints. Naturally, it was much improved for a while but soon degenerated to the usual muck, as...
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    with regard to Messes, certain people want them...

    with regard to Messes, certain people want them kept because they are nice little tax-free earners for certain people and they also have a secondary function of a people dump. Offenders could easily...
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    Hedgy is right. If you have to complain to a...

    Hedgy is right. If you have to complain to a public body or large company , start at the top. The Minister or CEO will be so pissed off at getting letters of complaint that shit will flow downhill...
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    what gets me is that no European country appears...

    what gets me is that no European country appears capable of achieving true commonality for even simple vehicles such as these.
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    A burst of GPMG,maybe?

    A burst of GPMG,maybe?
  17. Met enough male equivalent of those princesses....

    Met enough male equivalent of those princesses. One pulled the same getting-off-lightly stunt twice and was effectively sent to Coventry. Knew another who was so anti-social, his senior NCO dad...
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    we already have the "bonds and flegs" lot up in...

    we already have the "bonds and flegs" lot up in Norn Iron...
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    Two complete, seperately manned carpentry...

    Two complete, seperately manned carpentry workshops in one Camp. In effect, two empires doing the same work.....BFW being too lazy to do a simple job. Outside contractors are brought in and they then...
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    Building premises like the Clancy Bks warehouse...

    Building premises like the Clancy Bks warehouse and flattening them within a few years. Repeat at other barracks at regular intervals......allowing stores such as obsolete vehicle spares to rot...
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    Hah! LOL!

    Hah! LOL!
  22. I met a woman in the US one time, who had been a...

    I met a woman in the US one time, who had been a Captain procurement officer in the US Army. Her function was to stop private companies ripping off the DoD by overcharging for work, parts and...
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    I presume the daily watch duration and timing is...

    I presume the daily watch duration and timing is changed to suit circumstances; a friend who was RN said that they went 7,5,5,7 for actions like the Balkans during ops in the Adriatic
  24. Union rules, Bud. Not-invented-here syndrome....

    Union rules, Bud. Not-invented-here syndrome. This is the DF where a person qualified to fly it's aircraft are not allowed to drive it's smallest car.
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    The Mexicans came here as part of a decider...

    The Mexicans came here as part of a decider between the PC-9M and the Beech T-6. Guess what they bought.....I'll bet the Jordanians will have more pylons, more hulls and more lead-in fighter trainers.
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